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Old 03-30-2009, 10:58 PM   #1
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Question KDE LOOKS great But

I tried a LiveCD for both KDE and Gnome. I found KDE much cooler and better looking and full of neat features but full of bugs and inconsistencies.

I found Gnome more intuitive, more plain and simple but much more stable and solid.

Some say that you need to wait for a couple of revs of KDE to come up to speed.

There are some applications like digikam and k3b (I know they can run on gnome but do have some issues when doing so) etc that are much better than the gnome counterparts that just do not seem to be maintained as well feature wise.

So when Fedora 11 is released which one do you out in fedoraland would be the best to use on an everyday basis. I do know you can log on with either but I think it is better to use one on a consistant basis. Remember it is the bugs that is the main kde killer.
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The answer to the KDE vs Gnome debate is.........XFCE!

Seriously, I have used KDE for quite a while because it offers more control. I have now seen how polished Gnome has become, and I am maybe switching.

If I could figure out how to do a few simple things in XFCE, that would instantly be my first choice.
Old 04-03-2009, 09:07 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by pixellany View Post
The answer to the KDE vs Gnome debate is.........XFCE!

Seriously, I have ....

If I could figure out how to do a few simple things in XFCE, that would instantly be my first choice.
I know what you mean. I've recently tried Xfce (4.2) in Kubuntu downloaded fron Connonal. Basically it looks great BUT no instructions on where to start, NO DOCUMENTATION, no help. I've lost to much work the last loss was a large file that just disappeared when I accidently tried to put it in the background using the ( _ ). A full week's research down the tubes in one instance. This has happen at least three other times so as far as Xfce goes -- go elseware with vaporware if u want reliability.
I'm afraid to try the 4.6 recent issue. I'm taking it OUT (remove)!
Old 04-04-2009, 07:31 PM   #4
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There are many window managers to try besides KDE and Gnome. I currently have Afterstep, AS Classic, Fluxbox, Openbox, Pekwm and E16 on the computer and I simply have to choose the one I like when I log in. The .desktop file for each should be in the appropriate directory (/usr/share/xsession in F10). We compiled all from source and installed. Not that hard. You can also try to use RPMs if you prefer. Anyway, this is Linux, so experiment and don't get caught up in the whole KDE vs. Gnome thing. Check out Good place to start.
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I know I'll get flamed by the "Linux is Linux" and "any DE/WM works with any distro" peeps, but unless you're a "use the source Luke" kind of guy I still think the distro matters. Mandriva and SuSE seem to be able to do KDE4 packages right while Fedora clearly still works best with Gnome, for example.


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